What is your stance regarding the Machiavellian leadership methodology on meanness and generosity, in addition, what seems to be the imminent state of war?



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What is your stance regarding the Machiavellian leadership methodology on meanness and generosity, in addition, what seems to be the imminent state of war?

Also, what is your reaction to the Confucianist and US ideological interpretation of a leader’s meanness, liberalism (generosity), and war readiness? Should any nation be ready for the brink of war at all times?

Your answer to these questions will HELP SHAPE your thesis.

Do NOT begin your thesis with I believe OR In my opinion, …

Overall, you are writing a report that juxtaposes a segment of Machiavellian leadership methodology with Confucian and American leadership methodology.

http://www.constitution.org/mac/prince00.htm

I Introduction

a) Hook

b) Thesis



c) TCS: What TOPICS are you going to cover (table of contents sentence or sentences) to prove your thesis?

1) 1-2 sentences in length

2) Do NOT begin the TCS with We will…

3) A thorough examination of… OR An extensive review…

4) Each TOPIC of each paragraph in the body is what you will mention in your TCS

d) Transition

1) Write a full transition sentence OR

2) Use a transitional word or phrase to BEGIN your TS topic sentence

II Machiavelli’s, The Prince, “Chapter XVI: Liberality and Meanness”


  1. Topic sentence

  1. Does it begin with a transition?

  2. Make your TS strong, specific, general, and introductory for the subject matter regarding “Ch. 16”

  1. CD “Ch. 16”

  2. CM Use 1x Writing Rhetoric

  1. What is your analysis of the Machiavellian stance of a leader’s balance between liberality and meanness?

  2. Is liberality and meanness different for a male versus female leader, yes, no, how, why, why not?

  3. Why should a leader be mean (what does mean mean?) versus liberal?

  4. According to you, what is the most effective way to lead regarding mean versus liberal?

  5. Is the American leader’s form of meanness versus generosity any different in a 21st Century democracy compared to the Machiavellian stance on these leadership methods?

  1. Why?

  2. OR why not?

D) Transition

III Confucian Leadership versus Machiavellian leadership “Ch. 16”



  1. Topic Sentence

  1. Does your TS begin with a transition?

  2. Make your TS strong, specific, and general in application to the overall meaning of Confucian leadership’s methodology regarding liberality and meanness and Machiavelli’s, “Ch. 16”

B) CD from http://www.patheos.com/Library/Confucianism/Ethics-Morality-Community/LeadershipClergy

C) CM USE 1x Writing Rhetoric

1) What is your interpretation of Confucianism’s stance on leadership?

2) How is it similar or different from Mach. “Chapt. 16”?

A) Illustrate the similarity or difference by giving an example.

B) Use a historical or literary example to exemplify your point.

C) You need 5 or more sentences when creating your example.

d) Transition



IV Machiavelli’s, The Prince, “Chapt. XIV: That Which Concerns a Prince of the Art of the Subject of War”

  1. Topic sentence (TS)

  1. Does your TS begin with a transition?

  2. Make your TS strong, specific, and general in application to “CH. XIV”

  1. CD “CH. XIV”

  2. CM According to this chapter, what is a leader’s priority and why is ___ the priority?

  3. CM How does “Ch. XIV’s” methodology effect

  1. Individualism?

  2. Nationalism and societal unity?

  3. Democracy?

*** USE 1x Writing Rhetoric***

  1. Transition

V US Ideology versus Machiavellian “Ch. XIV”

***First choose which US law document you will juxtapose with this chapter and know WHY you chose X, then, …



  1. TS

  1. Does your TS begin with a transition?

  2. Make your TS strong, specific, and general in application to the US Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, or a founding father’s thoughts regarding war.

  1. CD from your US ideological document

  2. CM

  1. USE 1x Writing Rhetoric

  2. What is your reaction to the juxtaposition of an American document with “Ch. XIV’s” methodology regarding leading a nation and being ready for war?

  3. Does your American document convey leadership methodology in alignment or MISalignment with Machiavelli?

  4. IF there is a difference, do you favor the American or Machiavellian leadership methodology?

  5. 5 sentences or more

VI Conclusion

  1. In conclusion, restate your thesis

  2. Remind us what you covered to prove your thesis

  3. Offer the topic to the reader



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